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All quiet on the virtual front

The onslaught of comment-spam has stopped, for now; it could pick up again tomorrow. It continued without abating for about five and a half hours, with what looks to be an average of about one message every three and a half minutes. And after the first fifteen or so -- which is to say, after I'd had a chance to mark a single one as spam -- not one single message made it in front of a site user other than myself, and all without any further intervention on my part.

One more ironic fact about this: The site being advertised by all of this comment spam is actually not accessible at the URL given in the comments. The server doesn't respond. That means either: their spamming was so effective that the servers have failed under the load; or they comment spammed the wrong folks, and earned a Denial of Service attack in return. One can only hope...

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